Firm / Organisation

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

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Managing Partner: Patrick T Quinn
Number of partners: 90
Number of other lawyers: 291

Firm Overview:
Established in New York in 1792, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading advisor to corporations and financial institutions, offers innovative solutions to complex legal issues. With offices in strategically located financial and governmental centres, the firm is superbly positioned to offer top-flight services to clients conducting business all over the world.

Main Areas of Practice:

Capital Markets:

Leading global securitisation practice handles public and private securitisations, counseling clients on a broad range of transactions. Advises on complex securitisation and structured finance transactions as well as mainstream CMBS, CLOs and ABS. The practice has played a vital role for clients in the residential mortgage-backed securities market as the non-agency RMBS market continues to rebound. The team has broad, cross-border capabilities in subscription credit facilities and other fund finance products, marketplace lending and fintech.
Contact: Stephen Day
Tel: +44 20 7170 8535
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Michael S Gambro
Tel: +212 504 6825
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Stuart N Goldstein
Tel: +704 348 5258
Email: [email protected]
Contact: David Quirolo
Tel: +44 20 7170 8635
Email: [email protected]

Represents domestic and international corporations, financial institutions and investors in all forms of complex corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs, shareholder activism preparedness and defence, takeover preparedness and defence, private equity, all forms of debt and equity finance, corporate governance and securities law. The private equity group advises on LBOs, structured equity investments, venture and growth capital investments, and investments in other funds.
Contact: Richard M Brand
Tel: +212 504 5757
Email: [email protected]
Contact: William P Mills
Tel: +212 504 6436
Email: [email protected]

Represents lenders, borrowers and investors in all aspects of commercial real estate finance, including the origination of mortgage and mezzanine loans, construction loans, syndication, the sale of performing and non-performing loans, and restructurings and workouts. Also represents administrative agents, agents and lenders in secured and unsecured syndicated and single-bank lending transactions, acquisition financings, commodity and other asset-based lending transactions, and distressed, debtor-in-possession and exit financings.
Contact: William P McInerney
Tel: +212 504 6118
Email: [email protected]

Financial Restructuring:
Represents debtors, secured and unsecured lenders, bondholders, creditors’ committees, borrowers, asset purchasers and other distressed entities. Broad capabilities in transactions and litigation, developing bankruptcy sensitive products, and structuring deals to preserve and enhance value. Advises on distressed debt investing, performing and non-performing loan portfolio acquisition, and secondary debt and claims trading.
Contact: Gregory M Petrick
Tel: +44 20 7170 8688
Email: [email protected]

Financial Services:
Broad expertise in statutory and regulatory requirements, including those governing broker-dealers, exchanges, banks, investment advisers and funds. Advises clients on OTC derivatives, structured products, hedge fund derivatives and hybrid transactions. Structures and develops investment products, funds, funds of funds; commodity pools; acquisition, venture capital, real estate and structured product funds; and investment advisers and management firms. Counsels clients on issues affecting ERISA, executive compensation and benefits.
Contact: Richard M Schetman
Tel: +212 504 6906
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Nick Shiren
Tel: +44 20 7170 8778
Email: [email protected]

Global Litigation:
The full-service, transatlantic litigation team handles all aspects of investigations, compliance and dispute resolution.

Antitrust & Competition:
Advises on global merger control in US, UK and international transactions, including HSR and antitrust compliance and monitoring programs. Handles antitrust investigations and litigation before state and federal courts, European Commission, EU Member State regulators, and other international competition authorities

Corporate & Financial Services Litigation & Regulation:
Counsels clients in M&A, corporate control and activism-related litigation; corporate control and corporate governance issues; complex securities, shareholder and derivative litigations; and insider trading, market manipulation and accounting fraud litigations and investigations

Energy Regulatory, Compliance & Enforcement:
Represents clients in complex litigation, regulatory and compliance matters before the US CFTC, FERC, FTC and DOJ in developed and developing energy markets

■ Intellectual Property:
Leads trials and litigation in complex patent and trade secret matters in federal courts, and in ITC and WIPO proceedings. Enforces and defends claims; provides expert opinions; secures rights; evaluates, sells, or licenses IP; and conducts due diligence

■ International Dispute Resolution:
Advises on all aspects of negotiation, mediation and arbitration

■ White Collar Defence & Investigations:
Handles civil, criminal and administrative disputes and enforcement actions in federal and state proceedings and litigation, as well as in congressional investigations and hearings. Advises on corporate compliance and governance, internal investigations, audits of US and foreign operations and anti-corruptions laws, including US FCPA and UK Bribery Ac
Contact: Jodi L Avergun
Tel: +202 862 2456
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Vincent Brophy
Tel: +32 02 891 81 70
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jason M Halper
+212 504 6300
Email: [email protected]

Health Care:
Represents for-profit and not-for-profit entities in corporate transactions, corporate governance, finance, government regulation and compliance, Medicare and Medicaid, insolvency and restructuring, litigation, risk management, securities, capital markets and tax matters.
Contact: Kathy Hirata Chin
Tel: +212 504 6542
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Paul Mourning
Tel: +212 504 6216
Email: [email protected]

Tax & Private Wealth:
Pioneers innovative tax structures that drive complex deals for US and non-US corporations and financial institutions. The private wealth team provides personal, financial, charitable and tax planning for individuals and closely-held family companies.
Contact: Dean C Berry
Tel: +212 504 6944
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Adam Blakemore
Tel: +44 20 7170 8697
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Linda Z Swartz
Tel: +212 504 6062
Email: [email protected]